Message Number: YG5168 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Joanne D'Amico
Date: 2001-07-05 00:14:00 UTC
Subject: Proglycem (Diazoxide) for Insulinoma

I am surprised that more ferret owners are not using diazoxide to treat
their ferrets with insulinoma. It can be a bit pricey, (I have paid as
much as $120 for a 2 month supply), but my vet located a source that
gets it for her and she only charges $45 for the same amount. It isn't a
cure, but it keeps their blood sugar stable, and my guys have never had
a low blood sugar crisis while on it. They also take prednisone in
addition to the diazoxide. I mix both in Duck Soup, and they take it
readily (it is horribly nasty by itself).